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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

The Heartbreak Kid


If you thought you knew everything about the United States, hold your americano: May discusses the deepest complexes of this cultural melting pot and disguises them in a comedy so harsh that the audience can only grit its teeth. Chills of embarrassment are caused mostly by Lenny (a great Charles Grodin) who, along with his newlywed wife Lila (May’s daughter Jeannie Berlin, nominated for an Oscar for this role) goes on a honeymoon to Miami. There, among Florida’s burning sun and WASPs on holiday, his complexes are uncovered. Jewish Lenny decides to cut his roots and go in pursuit of the American Beauty (Cybill Shepherd). The Heartbreak Kid is an intelligent, extremely insightful comedy which is really funny at the same time.

PS. Don’t confuse films! This is not the Ben Stiller‘s comedy’!

Patrycja Mucha

Rare 35mm print of courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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DATE

April 13, 2024

TIME

6:30 PM

VENUE

Kino Iluzjon Stolica

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

The Heartbreak Kid

ORIGINAL TITLE

The Heartbreak Kid

LANGUAGE

English

SUBTITLES

Polish

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

106 min

YEAR

1972

COUNTRY

SALES

Bristol Myers Scribbs

TRIGGER WARNING

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PRODUCER

Edgar J. Scherick

PRODUCTION

Palomar Pictures International

CAST

Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berln, Eddie Albert

SCREENPLAY

Neil Simon

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Owen Roizman (colour)

EDITING

John Carter

SCORE

Garry Sherman

COSTUME DESIGN

Marilyn Putnam

ART DIRECTION

William G. O’Connell

DECADE

AWARDS

AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs (2000)

EDITION